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      Wildrose sorry for comparing NDP carbon tax to Ukraine famine
      Jun05

      Wildrose sorry for comparing NDP carbon tax to Ukraine famine

      EDMONTON – Members of Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition have apologized for comparing the NDP government’s carbon tax to a famine caused by Soviet government policies in Ukraine during the 1930s that killed millions of people. The article posted on a blog says socialist collective mentality has failed around the world and the carbon tax...

      Arctic Council good venue to co operate with Russia: U.S. ambassador
      May29

      Arctic Council good venue to co operate with Russia: U.S. ambassador

      OTTAWA – The U.S. envoy to Canada says the Arctic Council is a great venue for his country to talk to Russia despite Moscow’s differences with the West over Ukraine. Ambassador Bruce Heyman told The Canadian Press important progress can be made by the full engagement with the eight-country council in dealing with a wide range of issues,...

      Gita Kalmet remembers Peeter Kopvillem
      May20

      Gita Kalmet remembers Peeter Kopvillem

      When former Maclean’s senior executive editor Peeter Kopvillem died, we lost a tremendous editor, a fine musician and a generous man. Gita Kalmet, Estonia’s ambassador to Canada, reflects on Kopvillem’s life as a beloved Estonian who always remained devoted to his home country. If I said that I’ve known Peeter only for a...

      Parliamentary fighting is a global tradition
      May20

      Parliamentary fighting is a global tradition

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      Canada will not commit to doubling defence spending
      May13

      Canada will not commit to doubling defence spending

      Minister of National Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick WASHINGTON – Canada isn’t committing to a massive boost in military spending, such as is being demanded of U.S. allies by...

      Poland’s president on NATO, refugees, his critics and the burden of history
      May12

      Poland’s president on NATO, refugees, his critics and the burden of history

      Polish President Andrzej Duda makes his way to take part in an inspection at Garrison Petawawa, Ont., on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Duda was on the base to meet with Canadian Armed Forces personnel who participated in Operation REASSURANCE in Poland. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP) Andrzej Duda, it turns out, gives as good as he gets. Poland’s president...

      Russian offer to send water bombers to fight Fort Mac fire in limbo
      May09

      Russian offer to send water bombers to fight Fort Mac fire in limbo

      Russia’s emergency situations minister Vladimir Puchkov heads a conference call with representatives of Egypt and St. Petersburg to discuss the plane crash in Egypt, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko OTTAWA – The Trudeau government has yet to respond to an offer by Russia to...

      Obama’s royal holiday: Lunch with queen, dinner with princes
      Apr22

      Obama’s royal holiday: Lunch with queen, dinner with princes

      Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh wave to well-wishers during her 90th birthday celebrations in Windsor, Britain, 21 April 2016. (ANDY RAIN/EPA/Getty Images) LONDON — Most people send a card, call, or post on Facebook for someone’s birthday, but President Barack Obama has gone the extra mile —...

      The Iran-Iraq war, continued
      Apr21

      The Iran-Iraq war, continued

      September 1980, Abadan, Iran – An Iraqi soldier watches as the Iranian Abadan refinery, located near the Iraqi border, burns. The Abadan oil refinery was under constant fire from the Iraqi air force during the Iran-Iraq conflict. (Henri Bureau/Sygma/Corbis) Few events in the 20th century were as large and remain as poorly understood by outsiders...

      Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world
      Apr20

      Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world

      WASHINGTON — Media freedom around the world has suffered a “deep and disturbing decline” due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in an annual report that many of the world’s leaders have developed “a paranoia” about journalism and are...